Definition of antagonize in English:

antagonize

Line breaks: an|tag¦on|ize
Pronunciation: /anˈtag(ə)nʌɪz
 
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(also antagonise)

verb

[with object]
  • 2 Biochemistry (Of a substance) act as an antagonist of (a substance or its action): two other drugs antagonized the antidepressant-like effect
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    • For example, oxytocin's calming effects are enhanced by estrogen, but antagonized by androgen, she notes.
    • Another approach is using drugs to antagonise the peripheral effects of opioids so that bowel dysfunction is reversed, speeding discharge from hospital.
    • They also found that ADHD children responded variably to different B vitamins, with pyridoxine and thiamine antagonizing each other's benefits.

Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'struggle against'): from Greek antagōnizesthai, from ant- 'against' + agōnizesthai 'struggle' (from agōn 'contest').

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